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On December 17th, 2019, the Horde Mode Z Update was released for World War Z on all platforms.

The Horde Mode Z Update was a major content update as part of the Season 2 Content Roadmap. It was preceded by the Kill It With Fire Update and followed by the Crossplay Update.

The most notable additions to this update were the introduction of the new Horde Mode and a new special zombie: the Bomber.

Patch Notes

New Features

  • Added a new game mode: Horde Mode
  • Added new Bomber special zombie that will spawn in all modes and levels
  • Added Special Operations Forces skin pack (included for Season Pass owners)
  • Activating certain mutators in private lobby will result in reduced currency and XP rewards
  • The Flare gun can now spawn as a rare weapon on all levels. When fired, it will distract and burn zombies.


  • Fixed Screamer not moving to attack player in some cases
  • Bots will not attempt to finish off the Infector in melee if it is very far away from them


  • Fixed issue with Hellraiser’s Technician perk not increasing the maximum number of targets.
  • Fixed issue with prestige perks reducing max ammo instead of increasing it.


  • Minor UI and localization fixes


  • Fixed several gameplay crashes


  • Fixed some gameplay bugs that were causing inability to progress in levels

General Fixes

  • Fixed issue with all ammo affecting mutators, that would result in giving players wrong amount of ammo
  • Fixed issue with flamethrower continuing to fire even if player swapped to a different weapon
  • Fixed another issue with prestige levels not saving correctly in some cases
  • Reduced volume of Sniper Rifle firing sound
  • Adjusted hit marker sound, now it is more subtle and will be affected by SFX slider in audio settings